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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Jul 16, 2007 7:17am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: How do I know these movies are really uploaded by the copyright holder?

Unfortunately the people posting copyright stuff are probably not using real email addresses. Another problem is that this may be the only place a creative commons publisher uploads their stuff, therefore making it about impossible to prove any ownership. I believe in self governing systems (I know, call me an extremist), and think the users should police items like wikipedia, without the godlike powers to delete or revert an edit. Tag an item as copyright and let others judge for themselves, if it is indeed a copyright violation, take it down. Then there is the grey area of remixes, mashups, fair use doctrine. Technically using copyright music in your podcasts without paying royalties is illegal, but hardly enforcable. You would think this topic would attract more interest.